Results are in and no new cases reported in the Tuberculosis scare

Over 200 staff, faculty, and students tested in three different Lafayette schools in December

Friday, January 4, 2013 - 2:11pm

The Office of Public Health tested over two hundred people associated with three different schools in Lafayette for the Tuberculosis disease because of a possible case at Lafayette High School.  Certain people at Lafayette High, Truman Elementary, and Alice Boucher Elementary were also tested for the disease because of potential exposure.  The Office of Public Health abided by protocol and tested all those that might have been potentially exposed in December, and now the results are in and families have been notified.

"You know all the investigations that occurred in December were related to one possible case of Tuberculosis, and there have been no new or no other possible cases identified in this case investigation," says Tina Stefanski, Regional Administrator/Medical Director with the Office of Public Health.

The investigation is a complex and multi-step process.  Now that results are in the Office of Public Health is now gathering all information received and from that will make decisions about the next step to take.


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